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In the past week I remembered a scene from the popular Christmas comedy, Home Alone. In the first movie, which was undoubtedly the best of the series thus far, everyone was busy packing their stuff as they were about to travel on a Christmas trip. Little Kevin (the main star) is questioned by his sister as to why he was worried, after all, their mommy...

Friday, March 18, 2011

 As we journey through life we meet many people who, in one way or another, impact on our lives—sometimes positively and sometimes negatively. Some of these people we vividly remember while others become a faint memory over time. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Although I will not be at the PNM’s party convention next week, I support Penelope Beckles to be the party’s next chairman because she is best suited for the job.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Two weeks ago the Guardian ran a cultural story in which I announced the position of the Sa-natan Dharma Maha Sabha re- garding the multi-million-dollar state funding of cultural activities with specific reference to Carnival and chutney.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The BBC’s Caribbean Radio Service will fade into the great ether beyond in a couple weeks; we should say thanks to the British taxpayers for sustaining it for so long.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The reenactment of the 1881 Canboulay Riots on the Greens on Piccadilly St on March 4, revealed much about the use of Carnival in history in the Carnival story and national mythology. The story is a familiar one: oppressed black people resisting the evil white oppressor.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Last week, on March 8, we marked the hundredth anniversary of the first International Women’s Day.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The mantra during the last Carnival was advantage. Journalists write about cricketing giants advantaging the minows. When a man beats his fragile wife, the neighbours cry advantage.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Carnival is over went Kitchener’s bitter-sweet lament of loves lost and Carnivals past. Little did he know that he put goat-mouth on Carnival. Long-time Carnival is dead. Gone are the old symbols, sweet calypso and sweeter pan.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Some years ago, when the crime situation was a far cry from what it is today, a High Court judge stated in open court that the scales of justice are being dangerously tilted in favour of the criminal.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Now that Carnival is over, I can put my two cents in about the music. First and foremost I am most grateful for all of the drinking songs. No, I’m not being facetious.  Those drinking songs make a point that we can’t hide from: drinking is the focus of entertainment in Trinidad...

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